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Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data

I've often used Inquisit to run psychological experiments online. The software enables delivery of stimuli (e.g., text, images, etc.) and collection of reaction times. Obviously general purpose ...
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How can I create computer based psychology experiments using OS X?

I've used E-prime to create computer based psychology experiments (you know, the kind where you for example show a number of pictures to the participant and record their responses to them, for example ...
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Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything

We are currently using Inquisit to conduct Internet experiments. Ideally, we would like to implement something that is strictly browser-based, without any extra plug-ins or downloads. We also ...
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Are there any cognitive test (or test suites) available on the iPad?

I find the IPad to be a great piece of hardware that is easy to bring along and that has an intuitive touch interface. This would make it an ideal platform for many cognitive tests such as n-back. As ...
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What is the standard way to analyze EEG data in a mismatch negativity paradigm?

I'm running an EEG experiment using a modified auditory mismatch negativity (MMN) design, and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me the best method for data analysis (and recommend any stats programs/...
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Plotting publication-quality ball-and-stick models of brain connectivity in 3D

I'm working on brain imaging (fMRI) and I'm looking for a way to plot brain effective connectivity (dynamic causal modeling) parameters between different brain regions in a 3D plot. The plotting ...
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Images on personal computers - Which aspect of size to keep constant?

For various reasons we're doing a reaction time study involving images that runs on unstandardized equipment: patients' personal computers (unless they don't meet certain requirements). It's not about ...
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Open-source software for analyzing Electrodermal activity

Electrodermal activity (EDA) is a measure of the sympathetic activity, typically caused by stress or an emotional state. Analysis not a straightforward process like analysing reaction times. It ...
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Do you know any good tutorial on designing EEG experiments with PsychoPy?

I'm trying to find good documentation on using PsychoPy to measure Event-Related Potentials. In particular, I want to measure and compare the amplitude of the N170, a face-sensitive ERP, when ...
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Are there any open task sets available to assess workload using secondary task measures?

Performance on secondary tasks next to a primary task is sometimes used to assess mental workload (Ogden, Levine and Eisner, 1979). For example, the Stroop test as a secondary task has been evaluated ...
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What is the state of the art in computerised coding of Thematic Apperception Tests (TATs)?

Thematic Apperception Tests (TATs) involve showing test takers pictures and getting them to write stories based on the pictures. Coding such stories for themes and traits can be complex, time-...
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Free software to run questionnaire based experiments

I am looking for free software to build experiments that do not heavily rely on accurate timing (where I use PsychoPy and heard a lot of good things about OpenSesame) but more on an easy way to ...
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Where can I find online interactive versions of classic experiments in psychology for the purposes of teaching?

It's often useful and fun for students to experience well-known psychology experiments. Where can demo versions of famous psychology experiments be found online? Some example paradigms that might be ...
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Why is MATLAB so common in Neuroscience?

It is common knowledge that neuroscience -- particularly experimental neuroscience -- uses MATLAB more than any other programming language. I have always just taken this as a given, and pointed to ...
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Utility or software to visualize Neural Network?

I am using Octave to generate a Neural Network with a single hidden layer, and saving it as two CSV files. Is there a utility or software that will load the files and create an image, PDF or HTML ...
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Pros and Cons of PsychoPy for designing psychological experiments?

What are the advantages of using PsychoPy for making an experiment (beyond the fact that it is free and open source)? I do not use psychophysics stimuli (no Gabor for instance); my stimuli are static ...
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Is there any (free) program that allows the recording of text input and the speed of input?

I am planning to run a study where participants will been shown questions on a computer monitor and their task is to type their responses in a text box as quickly as they can. Their input and input ...
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Computational Neuroscience software

What are the most common software tools you use in your day to day work in computational neuroscience? I am referring to neuroscience tools like GENESIS and NOT to generic tools like Excel.
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Research software for conducting a task between card sorting and sketch map drawing

I'm doing research in Spatial Cognition and am looking for software which will allow me to conduct the following task: Participants will walk around a space and sit down to a computer task afterwards....
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Free software to run online visual category learning experiment

Is there any open software to support a visualization category learning experiment? It should be open-source, and I can add more functions designed by myself to implement this experiment.
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Is the SPAD-T textual analysis software still available?

I am looking for an old program called SPAD-T that is still used for textual analysis (especially in psychology). Can anybody tell me where I can download or purchase a legal copy? Failing that, ...
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Timing accuracies for displaying frames and recording response times?

There are a few open-sources tools available to run psychology experiments. However, some are working in a browser. Do we know how precisely they can record response times? Also, can we present a ...
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Participant / Subject Pool Management Solutions

I am searching for a subject pool management system for human subject research. Almost all institutions appear to use Sona-systems. Do any alternatives exist?
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How to analyse accuracy, hits and false alarms in e-prime?

It's the first time for me to do analyses with e-prime, and I have to analyse some data from an experiment. The data are, at the moment, in e-prime. I'd like to have the accuracy, the hits, and the ...
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Free online survey and diary software for conducting experience sampling studies

Are there any open source online survey software that enable researchers to use experience-sampling methods, e.g. online diaries (where people answer similar survey questions repeatedly and are ...
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What speech synthesis software is suitable for research?

I'm looking for recommendations for speech synthesis software that can be used to generate audio stimuli. The audio stimuli that I'm trying to generate will be long sequences of isolated syllables. ...
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Is there evidence for “because it’s boring, it’s very easy to make errors”

There seems to be a common view in programming / software engineering: “because it’s boring, it’s very easy to make errors” And then the solution to this is often to introduce some level(s) of ...
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Can a self-paced-reading & grammaticality judgment task be programmed in PsychPy or Open Sesame?

I want to know if it is possible to design an experiment on PsychoPy or Open Sesame in which the subject does a self-paced reading (with measuring the reading times for each word), and then after they'...
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Unable to run AxoGraph v1.7.6 on macOS 10.15 Catalina

After a recent MacOS update, I am no longer able to run the (latest) AxoGraph software for electrophysiology data analysis on my computer, as I get the following error message: ...
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Does this rdists package provide actual (predicted) response time for each observation?

With the help of other packages, I've estimated Drift Diffusion model parameters of my data. Now, I want to estimate the predicted (or actual) response times for each observation with the help of ...
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Which ready-made programs can I use for running a preference-rating experiment?

I'd like to run an experiment in which 64 images are presented (1 at a time) and participants rate their preference for the image on a slider scale, and I'm wondering what the best and cheapest way to ...
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How do graphic objects in data visualisation facilitate ease of interpretation?

Background: I vaguely remember reading in a book (I think it may have been Nudge - Thaler and Sunstein) about the advantages of using graphics for visualising data, such as a smiley face, or traffic ...
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What is a good software/hardware combination for biofeedback monitoring that includes GSR, GSM, HRV, and EEG?

i'm looking for a lab setup for psychological experiments to help people relieve stress better with various auditory and visual stimuli. what i want is a software like brainbay that can use not just ...
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Lexical Decision (Web-)App

I want to make a lexical decision experiment, is there any freely available software for this? A Javascript-based webapp would suit me best, as it would run in the browser without the need to install ...
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In NEURON simulator, what is the command for "Init & Run" button?

Sometimes other windows obscure the UI, and I would like to type in the command from the NEURON console.
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How to get started with the glba R-package?

I am struggling with getting started using the glba package in R. Often, the program will not fit the data at all. It immediately converges, but not really, and then instead of estimating it gives ...
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cleanIAT function in R IAT package

Has anyone used cleanIAT (function in IAT package) to compute D-scores for their IAT data? Have you noticed any discrepancies between your D-scores and those of colleagues that used another program (e....
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Is a New Software Library to Simulate Natural Processes like Hunger Needed?

This sort of dovetails off a question I asked on the AI Exchange: Is There A Need For Stochastic Inputs To Mimic Real-World Biology And Environment? I figured this site would give more insight on ...
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E-prime: Inline script to present sounds from a text file

I am trying to build an experiment that: (1) present Instructions, (2) plays a list of sounds from a text file and (3) says Goodbye. I have problem on (2) which for the moment is built with an inline ...
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Desigining an online survey with two levels of randomisation

I'm trying to create an online survey where the participant hears a series of randomly determined sound files and rates each of them on a likert scale. We will have around 1000 participants, each ...
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Are there some tools to get human brain Brodmann areas from X,Y,Z coordinates?

Is there some program that given the x,y,z coordinates of a area in a given brain template, gives the histological Brodmann area relative to that template? I'm interested in associating x,y,z ...
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Where to recruit paid participants for online Inquisit experiments?

My team and I are trying to use Inquisit for a reaction-time based experiment looking at attentional bias. However, with the no download policy on Mturk and CrowdFlower, we don't know a good site to ...
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Platforms to make online experiments with counterbalancing

There are a number of different interfaces to make an place experiments online, e.g. in questions Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything or ...
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In NEURON simulator, how can I save the values of a graph to a file?

In NEURON simulator, suppose I graph the value of a variable (i.e. soma.v(0.5)) over time. How do I save the values in the graph to a file?
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Find volume of lesion mask

I have drawn a lesion mask using FSLeyes on a T1-weighted image for MS patients. Is there tool to get the lesion volume from the mask?
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Do you need to pay an extra $300 to be able to retrieve data from the Emotiv Epoc via the python-emotiv library?

In the Emotiv website, they offer to pay an extra $300 to access "raw EEG data". If I don't pay that, will I still be able to retrieve the EEG data with the python-emotiv library?
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Would an electroencephalogram detect a chip in you brain that is sending signals?

To clarify the question, if you had a chip inside your brain that is sending bytes via wi-fii, bluethoot or other kind of waves, would the encephalogram detect anomalous activity? Are the waves ...
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EEG analysis free software?

I'm looking for free software for EEG data processing. What free or opensource software packages are available for analyzing raw EEG data?
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Put a fixation cross on top of a image in Expyriment?

I wanted to try to put a fixation cross on top of images presented to avoid subject eye movements as much as possible. I am using Python's Expyriment package and thought that after ...
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Can I use Mechanical Turk for a longitudinal study?

My thesis looks at depression and social support. My design involves participants answering taking a survey every other day for a total of 10 times. Is is the same set of questions that they will ...
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